We always get a thaw in January. The days turn warm, snow melts and we have a mini-mud season. I know it won’t last, it’s just a taste of spring to come.

We’ll probably need to add gravel to the driveways this spring. It’s amazing how gravel dissappears so fast!

Front field still has good marks, we may not need to re-mark it this spring. Depends on how much damage the horses do before we get them moved back out to the cedars.

The ewe pens are a mess. But they seem to actually have enjoyed the manure mountains to play on. They do have nice dry areas under the barn to sleep in.

Even our barn cat Orange likes the warm weather. He was lounging on the front steps but sat up before I got his portrait.